MANAGER Bobby Wilkinson believes his 'Bracknell Town family' will grow stronger together during the suspension of non-league football due to the Coronavirus, writes Dave Wright.

Since moving to the club, he has worked tirelessly in bringing everyone connected to the Robins closer to each other – that's the board of directors, officials, managers, coaches, players and supporters.

"We all have the same ambition and targets, and that is to make Bracknell successful on and off the field and bring a top-level of football to the town," he said.

"To achieve that, we all need to pull together and I think that is already beginning to happen.

"The team were on a tremendous run until the suspension came into force, we were playing some excellent and exciting football which was getting results and we are seeing more fans come to our games.

"There are also not many clubs in our league who have better away support than us."

He continued: "We are also getting tremendous backing from chairman Kayne (Steinborn-Busse) and we could not have a better man at the top than him.

"Bracknell are lucky to have him as the chairman.

"These must be difficult times for him as a lot of football is played at the club, but now he has had to lock the gates to the ground to protect everyone during this horrible Coronavirus.

"This untimely break from football has come at a bad time for him and everyone at the club.

"He wants to bring top non-league football to the town and this season we were in with a good chance of reaching the play-offs, which meant we were in with a chance of being promoted to a higher league.

"The players were certainly up for it and I can't praise them enough for what they have achieved in such a short space of time. They make me a very proud manager.

"However, we have now stopped training at Larges Lane with no-one able to predict when we will be able to resume.

"It is only right for everyone to protect themselves and their families."

Wilkinson continued: "We don't know when we will all be back together, but when it does happen, I am sure we will emerge as an even stronger, closer-knit squad.

"The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side. There is always someone to talk to, and all my players know they can call me at any time they wish."

The manager concluded: "Personally, I would also like to give a special mention to the many coaches, volunteers and everyone associated with this great club. I send you a big thank you, keep safe, look after yourself and your families.

"I hope it won't be too long before we are all back together as the Bracknell Town family."